Targets of interest will be explored in detail using the Institute for Exploration’s (IFE) Little Hercules ROV and NOAA’s newly developed Seirios camera sled (above) – a two-body ROV system equipped with high definition cameras and powerful lighting systems capable of diving to 4000m depth. When deployed, the ROV will be our “eye in the sea,” providing the expedition team and audiences on shore with a spectacular first look at the deep-sea habitats in the area.

Targets of interest will be explored in detail using the Institute for Exploration’s (IFE) Little Hercules ROV and NOAA’s newly developed Seirios camera sled (above) – a two-body ROV system equipped with high definition cameras and powerful lighting systems capable of diving to 4000m depth. When deployed, the ROV will be our “eye in the sea,” providing the expedition team and audiences on shore with a spectacular first look at the deep-sea habitats in the area. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, MCR Expedition 2011.

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